Antimicrobials
Azithromycin

Azithromycin

Medium
Excellent

General Information

Community acquired pneumonia, Pertussis, upper respiratory tract infections, Chlamidial infections, mycobacterial infections, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) prophylaxis in HIV patients

Monitor QTc in patients with increased risk.

Prolongation of QTc interval.

While less risk of interaction compared to other macrolides, several potential CYP450 interactions may occur; consult a pharmacist for for more details.

Avoid concurrent use with other drugs that prolong QTc

Antimicrobial class: Macrolide

Average serum half life: pediatrics: 54.5 hours

Route of Elimination: 50% excreted unchanged in bile.

6-14% excreted unchanged in urine.